Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jan 2011 15:32 UTC
Multimedia, AV Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most prestigious and critically acclaimed directors in cinematographic history. He directed, among others, the Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, and has won so many awards it's hard to keep track. In an interview with 99%, he touched on the subject of art and making money, and his musings are fascinating, and yet another indication that the times are changing in the content industry. "Who says artists have to make money?" Coppola wonders.
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RE: So did Van Gogh ...
by kuraegomon on Tue 1st Feb 2011 11:51 UTC in reply to "So did Van Gogh ..."
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You mean to tell me that you watched Avatar, and confused it with some other movie? Really? Just because something is massively popular, and very lucrative, doesn't preclude it from displaying creativity, or having artistic value. Many artists throughout history have been ruthlessly commercial - they had to eat too. You may not like it, but that's just your opinion. Artistic or commercial success is all just a popularity contest.

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